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In this paper, we extend our previous results concerning the application of the Legendre pseudospectral method to optimal pulse design problems for open quantum systems. We now consider the more realistic case in which systems are characterized by variations in parameter values, such as relaxation rates and coupling constants. Such dispersions in system parameters motivate us to consider an ensemble of systems, each member distinct due to distinct parameter values. We demonstrate the method with systems from nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy in liquid. In particular, we highlight the flexibility and robustness of the pseudospectral method approach by developing pulses that minimize the energy or total duration of the pulse sequence.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2010
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781424477456
StatePublished - 2010
Event49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2010 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: Dec 15 2010Dec 17 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
ISSN (Print)0743-1546
ISSN (Electronic)2576-2370


Conference49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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